15-Story Hotel Built in 6 Days


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This time-lapse video shows workers in Changsha, China building a 15-story hotel in six days:

The Ark Hotel, constructed with optimal energy, material and time savings, was reportedly not only more efficient but cheaper to make. Industry experts said there was only 1 percent construction waste.

The sustainable hotel already had its foundation so construction workers only took 46 hours to finish the building using pre-fabricated columns and modules as well as modern construction techniques. Once the main structural components were completed, only another 90 hours were required to finish the building enclosure.


Link via J-Walk Blog

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The lack of building codes for safety really put a damper on the speed of constructing a building. Take those away and they can do what ever they please.
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Does that "1 percent construction waste" include all the off-site fabrication of the pre-fab components?

1 percent waste is no big trick, if you've already done most of the construction somewhere else.
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So the neighbors only had to hear the damned reverse beepers on the construction vehicles for 6 days? Good deal! The apartment building across the street from me took 11 months.
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